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>>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack later this week. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beat around us, if the countries are willing to launch a military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce one single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeps into yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit is getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president c
of a symbolic measure than anything else. >> has the obama administration been overly aggressive in your opinion in bringing the leaks and the press reports and the reporters who are using their sources and putting this information out? >> well, i think this edward snowden case is the latest example of the obama leakers. they are far more aggressively than the administration before it. there's been 7 prosecutions now for leakers to the press. it basically -- there was only three cases. part of the reason is because journalists leave it digital now. when you talk about methods. it should be standard practice by most the journalists. the government has many ways to get at your communications and your data and you can get news out to oh the american public. then these are the basic steps to take. >> what do you say to that? it is true as twice as many whistle blowers as any other president. they have been very high profileed. the associated press loses james and james risen has that issue with sources there. you think it's a crack down that this government is really trying to keep secrets in way th
. >> president obama canceled a meeting with vladimir putin. how do we move ahead. how diplomatically can there be movement with russia and iran where the relationships seem to be so frouth with problems? >> well, obviously we haven't found the key to unlock that particular door. we have a deputy secretary of state who is an expert on the arab world and on russia. he has served with distinction in both places. he has dealt with the russians, secretary kerry has reached out to them, but as was pointed out, they have important interests in syria. but it goes beyond that. i think there's a national pride, if you will, and putin's sense of himself and russia's destiny. he felt that yeltsin -- allowed russia to be humiliated in bosnia and kosovo, and he had been snookered in libya, and they are just very dug in. nevertheless i agree with chris hill that we can't just give us and quit trying, and i'm a bit skeptical about that number of 60,000 russians in syria. >> the russians themselves have reported that number. >> chris you were involved in bosnia actively. and their air strikes ended up wo
. >>> the cost of college is the topic of the day for president obama. he's talking about making higher education more affordable. >>> dozens of wildfires are burning out of control in several states including one at yosemite national park.
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